When World Bride Magazine asked me to come on board as their Guest Travel and Style Editor for their Latin Issue, I literally jumped at the opportunity. (I seem to do a lot of jumping as the pics below will attest!).
As I toured the beautiful city of Cartegena, I was not only inspired by the local culture, but by the way the local women effortlessly put together their stylish looks. Which inspired me to do further research and I was blown away by the immense depth of Colombian design talent.
There is nothing better then traveling the world and bringing back a style memento, knowing you are supporting local designers and artisans. As you prep for your honeymoon, or destination wedding, “What to pack? What to buy?” and “Where to go? ” are sure to be some of the questions on your mind. Let WBM -Wear What Where be your personal style guide.
- “La Santa Maria” dress by Johanna Ortiz
- Sunglasses by Linda Farrow
- Ponytail holder by Mrs. President & Co.
- Wedge espadrilles by Aquazzura
A Unesco World Heritage site, this historical fortress is a must-see destination when visiting Cartagena which boasts commanding views of the walled city, its bay and beyond. Scheduled morning tours are best to beat the punishing rays of the mid-day sun.
STYLE TIPS: Wear something comfortable but chic (like this one-piece romper) to ensure you can navigate through the fortress’ steep staircases and narrow tunnels in style! Also, purchase a bag from one of the numerous local artisans to stash an ice-cold water bottle (trust me you’ll need it!), a change of footwear and souvenirs purchased from the pre-approved vendors lining the fort walls.
- Romper by Zeta
- Hiking boots by Danner
- Bag by Wayuu Tribe
- Water bottle by Cafe Express
2b. El Santisimo
This quaint restaurant serves as a welcome pit stop to refuel post-hike with a wide range of delicious cuisine and refreshing beverages. And somewhere to escape the rising outdoor temperatures!
STYLE TIPS: Now would be the perfect time to pull out the pareo to shield you from the air conditioning, a change of sandals, and stylish accessories (stashed in the bag we suggested!) to transform your outfit from hiking to haute!
- Pareo by Antilope
- Sandals by Azulu
- “Alana” earrings and “Talia” by Claudia Trejos
Fashion is an art form. Fashion symbolizes self-expression. Wardrobe Stylist Memsor Kamarake is fashion. An industry veteran, Memsor has carved out a career spanning over two decades of stellar work, working with a diverse range of celebrities including Beyoncé, Serena Williams, TI, Anthony Mackie, Anderson Cooper and Wendy Williams. He is one of the most sought after stylists and creative directors in the world, renowned for his unapologetic approach, keen eye and exquisite sense of style. In an unforgiving industry where one is only as good as their reputation, Memsor continues to be an innovative force to be reckoned with.